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Welcome Refugees Home for the Holidays

The start of November always makes me excited as with the change of the season brings the Christmas lights, holiday music, pie (Yum!), and family gatherings! This year with my son learning to talk and really walking (well running!) around, it makes this holiday season even more magical. But I at times feel helpless and […]

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Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation

Not sure what to do with your wedding gown? The best thing to do is to have it cleaned and preserved. This way you can store it easily, donate it or sell it.  I work exclusively with a Certified Wedding Gown SpecialistTM who will process your bridal gown in the Specialist’s own facility located in Connecticut.  From now […]

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How to find a wedding dress within my budget?

A great question I get asked all the time. Brides are not sure how much a wedding dress costs to determine a budget. You can easily find dresses online or big box stores for as low as $100 or you can go to a designer showroom and spend $20,000. What determines price is many things […]

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#NYFBW – Justin Alexander Signature Fall Winter 2020 Runway Show

The Justin Alexander Signature Fall/Winter 2020 collection launched to the media and buyers this past weekend. It was inspired by the unique and diverse experiences encountered while traveling. The season begins with the spotlight shining on tailored sophistication and organically builds into a romantic and whimsical fantasy featuring 3D florals, feathers, soft petals, billowing sleeves, […]

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Your Dream Wedding Dress for LESS Event | October 5 & 6, 2019

Calling all 2020 & 2021 brides! It’s time to get shopping! Want to save on your dream dress? This by-appointment-only wedding dress sale event is meant to offer brides an unprecedented opportunity for substantial savings. It is time to jump-start your gown search! I hope this little incentive helps! I can’t wait to help you find […]

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Justin Alexander Signature Spring 2020 Launch

The Justin Alexander Signature Spring/Summer 2020 collection was inspired by the transformative nature of spring. Spring promises new beginnings and this season’s styles reflect that. The collection begins with modern, clean styling and starts anew with a romantic patchwork floral story which then leads to a large floral lace motif, finally building to embroidered florals. […]

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Truvelle 2020 Boston Launch

Truvelle 2020 Boston Launch

Truvelle 2020 is launching in Boston. This collection is all about standing together as women and celebrating each other. Founder & Designer Gaby got her start thanks to other women believing in her, and she remains grateful for all of you who have continued to do so ever since. Not only is the collection named after […]

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Designer Spotlight: Martina Liana

WHERE BRIDAL MEETS FASHION: SAY HELLO TO THE MARTINA LIANA COLLECTION For the bride who radiates confidence, global glamour, and impeccable style, there’s Martina Liana — the embodiment of exquisite couture bridal design. The Martina Liana wedding gown collection has risen from the celebrated mind of Chief Creative Officer, Martine Harris, and our international design […]

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Designer Spotlight: Truvelle

Growing up in her mom’s sewing studio, Truvelle’s founder and creative director Gaby gained the knowledge and drive to start her own line. Seeing the need for dresses that make brides feel just as comfortable as they are beautiful, Truvelle has been a staple collection at Dream since the beginning. Gaby and her team have consistently embodied […]

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Find the right boutique, find the perfect dress!

Just like other wedding vendors, there are many bridal shops to consider. Each having their own gown selection, style and personality. It can be overwhelming and hard to determine what is best for you. Let’s make sure you are successful in finding your dream dress based on your wedding style, vision, and budget before booking […]

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Jesus Peiro 2020 Cala Collection US Launch

13, 14 & 15 of September. By Appointment Only. Introducing Cala, the Jesus Peiro 2020 Bridal Collection, fresh from the catwalk at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. Jesus Peiro, Merché Segara and the Barcelona based atelier have created, in their 2020 Cala Collection, the modern bride’s ultimate wedding wardrobe. Be one of the first in the […]

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When to book an appointment – Step 4

Your venue and date are set. You took our advice from the last two weeks and figured out which bridal boutiques have both the right price range of gowns and will deliver the best experience (missed those blog posts – read here and here). So now it’s time to get shopping, right? Almost….. Bridal gown shopping is not […]

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Designer Spotlight: Alyssa Kristin

Alyssa Kahle is the owner and designer of Alyssa Kristin wedding dresses, a Chicago based bridal gown line. Alyssa’s wedding dress inspiration is the sexy, chic, modern, and confident bride, so she’s designed the line with her in mind. She’s made each dress with the goal to make brides feel like their most confident self […]

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‘Made-to-Measure’ vs ‘Made-to-Order’?

What are the differences between ‘bespoke’, ‘made-to-measure’, ‘made-to-order’ and ‘off the rack’ wedding dresses? We frequently hear different terms for wedding dresses, such as bespoke, made-to-measure, made-to-order and off-the-rack, but often brides are not sure what they mean. Let me explain how each type of wedding dress service works and how much you should expect […]

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Tip: Dress Timeline – Step 3

The ring is on, the champagne is popped to celebrate, the venue and date are set…..and now it’s time to go wedding dressing shopping! But when should you start shopping for your wedding gown? A good time to start is 8-11 months before your wedding day. In the era we live in today of “fast […]

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Wedding Dress Feature: Jesus Peiro Style 8040

As you may now know how excited I am about being a partner with the Jesus Peiro brand. It’s a designer that provides so much to the bride and truly believes in making every dress perfection for them! Style 8040 This striking gown features and elegant deep v-neckline, offset by full-length delicate lace sleeves and statement […]

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Designer Spotlight: Lea-Ann Belter

Forever painting and drawing, Lea-Ann Belter knew from a young age her future lay in her creativity. Lea-Ann Belter has been a Your Dream Bridal exclusive for the past 5 years. And every season she creates the most gorgeous collection of dresses perfect for the timeless romantic bride. Upon graduating from an art-focused high school, […]

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Designer Spotlight: Jesus Peiro

The beauty is in the details…Made for you by Jesus Peiro Since its 1988, Jesus Peiro has been devoted exclusively to dressing brides. Under a philosophy based on the demand for quality, all dresses from the Jesus Peiro are designed and made entirely in Spain, creating collections where the quality of the finish, close to […]

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Researching the right bridal shop for you – part 2

Now that your venue is selected and date is set, you’re likely looking at what bridal boutiques to visit so that you can shop for your bridal gown, and there are many options out there! Last week we advised first narrowing down your selection to the stores that have the correct price range of gowns […]

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Wedding Dress Feature: Jesus Peiro 107

Here from Spain and from his new 2020 Cala Collection, Jesus Peiro style 107 is in the shop! With the Cala Collection we have rediscovered the most classic beauty, but with a different concept – the idea of boutique. We have created a series of garments that can be combined with each other, such as […]

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Tulle for Teachers $500 Wedding Gown Event

Not just tulle, but silk, satin, and lace dresses, too! That’s right, I am hosting a $500 gown event to provide designer wedding gowns (that retail from $2000+) to deserving educators who are currently planning their wedding. This event was created to honor teachers and support staff from daycare through High School.  What Is This […]

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Researching the right bridal shop for you – Part 1

Chances are, if you’re engaged, you have BIG feelings about gown shopping. You’re either ready and excited and can’t wait to get started or you put it off for a while because you were a little nervous about the process. Or you fall somewhere in between. The good news is that I am here for […]

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‘Best of Boston’ 2019 by Boston Magazine

“Every fairy-tale wedding needs a fairy godmother, and for you, that person might just be Malinda Macari. Her singular goal? To make each and every bride who sets foot inside her inviting Sudbury boutique feel special. Before meeting with you, Macari will review your wedding details and even your Pinterest board to get a sense […]

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Confused by Bridal Sizing

Are Wedding Dresses True to Size? Bridal gown sizing is often a hot topic when brides are shopping for their wedding gown. It can be a bit confusing, so we thought we would break it down for you.  Bridal sizing is based on traditional European sizing from the 1940s. Ready to wear sizing in the […]

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The 411 on Wedding Dress Silhouettes

Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her wedding day and who can blame you? You should feel unstoppable, invincible, in love and absolutely gorgeous on your big day! Besides your glowing smile, your dress is at center stage to show all of your guests exactly how beautiful you really are. Each style […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Wedding Look More Unique

Your wedding day is about a celebration of love and you want your special day to reflect your unique style together as a couple, but even more than that, you want customization, personal touches and one-of-a-kind elements that no one else has done. No matter the style of your dream wedding, whether you are a […]

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3 Dress Shopping Rules for Guests

So your BFF just asked you to join her wedding dress shopping entourage and, of course, you couldn’t be more excited! Well, even if you aren’t, you had better act as if you are. If someone has chosen you to help them select the single most important dress they will ever wear, then it’s safe […]

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4 Essential Elements of The Summer Wedding Dress

It’s Wedding Season! To say I LOVE wedding season is a major understatement. Receiving notes and pictures from my brides after their wedding day makes what I do overwhelmingly heartwarming.  Helping a bride find the perfect dress for her style, personality, and type of wedding is a privilege and I am overjoyed seeing so many […]

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Top Tips To Find the Perfect Makeup Artist

You’ve found the right partner, the venue and the dress, now for the final touches! Investing in a makeup artist is a must-do for many brides today when you consider your wedding day will be the most photographed day of your life. However, finding the right makeup artist is imperative. At Your Dream Bridal, we’ve […]

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Personalize Your Bridal Look

Now that you have found Your Dream Bridal Dress, customizing your bridal look is all about You. So many brides we work with a focus on the dress, but once that is found, they don’t know how to complete their look. Here are some ideas to get stylist inspired images flowing. Vintage: Love vintage or […]

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Accessorize Your Wedding Day Look

Strapless. Cap-sleeved. High-collar. Just a few necklines present in today’s bridal fashion, sitting comfortably next to an even wider array of wedding dress lengths, cuts, and shapes. Finding your dream bridal gown is a truly magical moment – but one that, of course, comes second to the day it is worn. To complete the look, […]

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Best of Boston | Boston Magazine 2016

Wow!! I feel like I just won an Oscar. There are so many people I couldn’t have done this without. As a small and new bridal boutique west of Boston, to win ‪2016 Best of Boston Reader’s Choice‬ is just insane!! I am a Boston native and Best of Boston was always fun to find […]

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Hidden Gems | Boston Weddings 2016

I was so honored to be asked by the wonderful Andrea Timpano of Boston Weddings about bridal necklines and how to accessorize. I just love the illustrations! Enjoy! Source: Hidden Gems: How to Accessorize Four Popular Necklines You’ve found the gown. Now comes the hard part: choosing the right baubles to go with it. Malinda […]

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Storybook Romance | Boston Weddings Fashion Feature 2016

Set against the backdrop of Gloucester’s Hammond Castle Museum, the season’s dreamiest gowns prove that fairy tales do come true. I am so excited that my beautiful ‘Carolina’ gown by Truvelle made it not only in the spread of the Boston Weddings Best of Boston Issue, but this gorgeous image also made the cover. xo, […]

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Create Your Dream Wedding Band | E. Scott Originals

One of my brides, Emily Scott, is also an amazing jewelry designer that a few of my other brides have also worked with. I love the fact that she can create something special not just in design by also in materials. Check out this great blog post on her and check out her website or […]

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Bridal Runway Trends | Seacoast Weddings 2016

By Malinda Macari, Owner of Your Dream Bridal In an age when the pressure to throw an Instagram-worthy wedding grows daily, some brides are conflicted to choose between a traditional gown and a high-fashion look. What is amazing about bridal fashion is that the conventional white gown is no longer the only option. Tailored jumpsuits, […]

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Latest Wedding Dress Trends

We LOVE bridal fashion week, but sometimes it can be hard to balance the styles on the runway with something that will work in real life, too! While that applies to most fashion shows in general, a wedding with your grandparents, parents, and future in-laws can feel like the last place you want to bring edgy trends into play. So, how […]

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Your Perfect Wedding Dress | Bridal Musings 2016

I was so excited to be apart of this great article. Ladies, check it out for some tips on finding “The One”! (dress that is) xo Malinda A few weeks back, we shared an Honest Guide To Wedding Dress Shopping, and it felt great to pass on such practical and helpful advice on an experience that’s fun […]

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Styled Shoot: Parisian brunch wedding

So amazing to be apart of such a great group of creatives for this styled shoot featuring Truvelle and Martina Liana gowns! xo Malinda See more here : http://www.100layercake.com/wedding-inspiration/parisian-brunch-wedding-inspiration/ Photographer: Carly M Photography / Videographer: Harlem Shoots / Venue: Warehouse XI / Event Planning & Design: Cristen & Co. / Floral Design: Nectar / Hair: Maricruz […]

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News: Burnett’s Boards | Wedding Inspiration 2016

I am so excited to bring you another installment of the ‘inside the boutique’ series today. It’s been a while but we’re going behind-the-scenes with Malinda Macari of Your Dream Bridal In January of 2015 Malinda opened shop just outside of Boston and already received an award from The Knot for delivering such quality service […]

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Trends | 2016

I get asked about bridal trends and sometimes it isn’t about fabric, color or designers. Its what I am hearing from brides every day. And it was great to share some thoughts with Boston.com and Charlotte Wilder. Check out my thoughts on the “anti-strapless” movement. Tip one: There’s one dress trend that everyone wants to […]

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Martha Stewart Weddings Shopping Tips

Tip 12: DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY “YES” TO YOUR DREAM DRESS RIGHT AWAY Shopping for a bridal gown is a bit like shopping for a car, you show saying that you’re just browsing and then voila, the perfect dress is staring right at you. Brides are often surprised if they find the right dress […]

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Winter Wedding Cover ups

Chic Cover-ups | Seacoast Weddings 2016

Source: Keeping Cozy with Chic Cover-ups – Seacoast Weddings By Malinda Macari, Owner of Your Dream Bridal Henry Longfellow once said: “love keeps the cold out better than a cloak,” and I would agree. While staying warm may not be a concern when you get engaged in May, by the time January rolls around, you […]

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‘Best of the New’ | The Boston Globe 2016

Great spots for shoppers looking for everything from machine washable cashmere to hockey gear. YOUR DREAM BRIDAL 730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, 978-443-0810, yourdreambridal.com Revered for her patience, planning skills, and astute sense of style, boutique owner Malinda Macari meets with just one bride at a time during leisurely 90-minute appointments. Lines exclusive to New […]

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Every bride is unique | The Boston Globe 2016

As the owner of Your Dream Bridal, Malinda Macari provides the intimate shopping experience she found lacking when helping friends find their wedding gowns. Brides enjoy Macari’s undivided attention while trying on dresses (typically $1,500 to $3,000) from US, Canadian, and fair-trade designers with the full-service, appointment-only boutique all to themselves. She will celebrate her […]

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Prepare to find your dream wedding dress.

If you’re like most newly engaged ladies, you may be overwhelmed at the idea of all the things that come along with planning a wedding. Who can blame you, it really is a lot to accomplish, but to us, the day you find your Dream dress should be a day of relaxation and celebrating love, […]

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